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Should I remove Half-Life: Opposing Force?

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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #5,532
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.01 days
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Average installed length: 294.62 days

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Half-Life: Opposing Force

What is Half-Life: Opposing Force?

Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life. As an expansion pack for Half-Life, Opposing Force is a first-person shooter.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hl.exe. The software installer includes 105 files and is usually about 20.14 MB (21,119,743 bytes). hlupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gearboxsoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Half-Life
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/50
Estimated size: 20.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life: Opposing Force

Program executable:hl.exe
Name:Steam Half-Life Launcher
Half-Life Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Core.dll
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • proxy.dll
  • swds.dll
  • Uninstal.exe
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • fmod.dll (by Firelight Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd) - FMOD
  • hw.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • sw.dll
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • a3dapi.dll (by Aureal Semiconductor) - A3D Interactive API DLL (Aureal A3D API DLL)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • chromehtml.dll
  • client.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cz.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbg.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D2EE3EB-A830-4EC5-8093-36704DBAE884}' (runs on registration).
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B9E38FA-7DA3-426A-B7F1-26A18C16F531}' (runs on registration).
  • hlds.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{424AB74C-911C-4999-BEE9-8A91BA9EA944}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2281314566-875905907-535484519-1001.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • SteamTmp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Niku\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hltv.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • hlds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hlds.exe'.

How do I remove Half-Life: Opposing Force?

Quickly and completely remove Half-Life: Opposing Force from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Half-Life: Opposing Force from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Half-Life: Opposing Force, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Half-Life: Opposing Force.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.51%
Windows 8 48.20%
Windows Vista 0.77%
Windows XP 0.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.51%
Windows 8.1 21.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.70%
Windows 7 Professional 10.80%
Windows 10 Home 9.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.72%
  United Kingdom 8.08%
  Canada 3.71%
  Germany 3.71%
  Australia 3.25%
  France 2.14%
  Sweden 1.95%
  Norway 1.11%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  Ireland 0.84%
  DK 0.65%
  Italy 0.65%
  Spain 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.29%
Dell 16.71%
ASUS 14.68%
Acer 11.65%
Alienware 6.33%
Toshiba 5.82%
Lenovo 5.57%
Samsung 3.04%
MSI 2.53%
Apple 1.27%
Medion 0.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.41%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 3.35%
MSI MS-7693 2.60%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.23%
MSI MS-7917 2.23%

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox is a video game development company that has developed using a number of existing game engines for various projects, including GoldSrc, RenderWare, Bungie's Halo, Unreal 2 and Unreal 3.
Publisher URL: www.gearboxsoftware.com


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